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Jeremy Lightfoot



"Jeremy Lightfoot is a very strong partner."

Chambers Asia

"Jeremy is practical and commercially minded."

Chambers and Partners

"Able to provide timely and precise analysis of the strengths of a case in clear and effective terms."

Legal 500

"An intellectual heavyweight whose urbane charm makes him a firm favourite with clients."

Legal 500

"Excellent strategist with first rate client handling skills."

Legal 500 Asia



Jeremy is head of the litigation, dispute resolution and insolvency practice in Hong Kong. His practice is focused on high value and complex commercial and corporate litigation as well as insolvency and restructuring matters under the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.

Clients and industry peers compliment Jeremy as an "excellent strategist with first rate client handling skills" (Legal 500 Asia-Pacific) and he "is widely regarded for his sharp intellect and cherished by clients for his sophisticated charm" (Asian Legal Business).

His success in handling significant cases and exceeding clients expectations has earned him the recognition as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and as one of the Top 10 Offshore Litigators by the Asian Legal Business in 2023 (for the third consecutive year).


客户和业内同行都称赞赖晋美律师是 "具有一流客户处理技巧的优秀战略家"(《亚太法律 500 强》),他 "以其敏锐的智慧广受赞誉,以其成熟的魅力深受客户喜爱"(《亚洲法律业务》)。

他在处理重大案件和超越客户期望方面的成功为他赢得《亚太法律 500 强》"领先律师"和《亚洲法律杂志》2023 年 " 10 佳离岸诉讼律" (连续第三年入选)的称号。


Prior to joining Carey Olsen, Jeremy was based in the British Virgin Islands with another offshore law firm before relocating in 2017 to lead their litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice in Hong Kong.

Before moving offshore, Jeremy practised for a decade as a barrister at a leading chambers in London where he was noted in Legal 500 as being 'a brilliant blend of legal and commercial acumen'.

He graduated from New College, Oxford and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2006 (currently not practising). He was admitted as a barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2016 and is enrolled as a registered associate in Bermuda.

Jeremy is a member of the Hong Kong ICPA Restructuring and Insolvency Faculty, the International Bar Association, INSOL, IWIRC, the Chancery Bar Association (Overseas Member) and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. He is listed in Who's Who Legal as a Future Leader for Commercial Litigation. 




赖晋美律师毕业于牛津大学新学院,并于2006年取得英格兰及威尔士的大律师资格(现时没有执业)。他于2016 年获得东加勒比最高法院(英属维尔京群岛)的大律师资格,同时也是百慕大的注册律师。


Relevant experience

  • Acting as lead partner for the majority shareholder in a complex dispute with the minority shareholder regarding control of a Cayman incorporated company with a valuation of US$40 billion, with proceedings in 3 jurisdictions.
  • Acting for the key shareholder in a high value (US$300m+) and high profile shareholder dispute concerning a Cayman Islands registered company which was listed in Hong Kong, and involved some of the largest allegations of fraud every made in respect of a HKEX company.
  • Acting as Cayman Islands and BVI counsel for the former majority owner of a listed company in multi-jurisdictional liquidation.
  • Representing a private client in complex fraud proceedings in the Cayman Islands.
  • Acting as Cayman Islands and BVI counsel for an ultra-high-net-worth individual in several investment funds and shareholder disputes involving US$1 billion worth of assets.
  • Acting for bondholders in high-value distressed situations.



  • 为大股东与小股东就一家开曼注册公司(估值达 400 亿美元,涉及3 个司法管辖区的诉讼程序)控制权的复杂纠纷中担任首席法律顾问。
  • 为主要股东就涉及一家在香港上市的开曼群岛注册公司的高额(3 亿多美元)、备受瞩目的股东纠纷案提供法律服务。该案件涉及对一家香港交易所公司提出一些最大的欺诈指控。
  • 为一家上市公司的前多数股权所有人就该公司进行多法域清算提供开曼群岛和英属维尔京群岛的法律服务。
  • 代表私人客户就在开曼群岛展开的复杂欺诈诉讼提供法律服务。

  • 为一位超高净值客户就涉及价值 10 亿美元资产的几个投资基金和股东纠纷提供开曼群岛和英属维尔京群岛的法律服务。
  • 为债券持有人在高价值困境中提供法律服务。


Awards and accolades


Jeremy is recognised as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and ranked by Chambers and Partners. He is also one of the Top 10 Offshore Litigators by the Asian Legal Business in 2023 (for the third consecutive year). He is listed in Who's Who Legal as a Future Leader for Commercial Litigation.

赖晋美律师(Jeremy Lightfoot) 在《法律500强》亚太法律指南中获得"领先律师"的荣誉,也入选《钱伯斯》亚太法律指南的榜单。他也连续三年赢得《亚洲法律杂志》" 10 佳离岸诉讼律师" 的称号。

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